UCI Hydrogen Fueling Station Upgrade
November 19, 2014
The University of California, Irvine Hydrogen Fueling Station is slated for a major upgrade. The plan is to install the latest technology dispensing equipment, reconfigure the fuel storage and delivery systems, and prepare the station for future expansion to accommodate more cars fueling simultaneously, as well as the fueling of hydrogen buses. The UCI Hydrogen Fueling Station was established and is operated by the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) as a part of a national effort to demonstrate hydrogen's potential as a sustainable transportation fuel. Providing both advanced hydrogen fueling technology of 350 bar (5,000 psi) and 700 bar (10,000 psi), this station was the first dual-pressure station operating in the U.S. with public fueling accessibility. This will be the second major upgrade since the station's establishment in 2003. Once completed, the upgrade will increase the station's dispensing capacity from 25kg per day to more than 180 kg-enough to support fueling for approximately 240 vehicles.